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What do you do when you read a hub that is purely promotional?


The hub itself may be well-written and enjoyable, but clearly it is all about promoting a company, product, or service. Do you flag it? Do you ignor it? Do you rate it?

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Sid Kemp (SidKemp) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Thank you SidKemp. I read The Hub Hopper and found some really good information about flagging and preserving the Hub community. Very good hub on the subject.

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Helen Murphy Howell (Seeker7) says

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    Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago

    Everybody is talking about "promotional" hubs but no one has given an example of one. So, we are talking about something no one can really describe. How can you have a discussion about, and be critical of something that lacks a definition?


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William Elliott (Bretsuki) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Yeah. I'm starting to see a lot more promotional hubs, especially while hub hopping. I was starting to get concerned and was wondering what others do about it.


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Greensleeves Hubs says

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    Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago

    Good point and thanks for sharing! I write because I am passionate about animal welfare and education. That's it. In my practice as a professional dog trainer (and previously as a RN), there are products I really like and products I don't.

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Adam M. Hanson (AM Hanson) says

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    Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago

    I am more likely to down vote a hub that has misinformation and is poorly written with bad grammar than one that is "promotional," whatever that is. I have not seen a hub that is promotional yet on HubPages.

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CynthiAnn says

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    Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago

    Yes, and along those same lines, I'd like to see less downvoting of thoughtful answers. This is really quite negative and non-supporting behavior. It really destroys morale and "community."

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H C Palting (Express10) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    The word "promotional" is quite subjective. HubPages qualifies promotional as a hub which has more than two links to the same place. To me, it is when the hub is designed with no other purpose but to direct customers to do business with them.


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